Botha leads list of Bulls Super Rugby re-signings

Springbok loose forward Arno Botha is the most notable name on a list of Super
Rugby contract extensions that have been announced by the Blue Bulls Company
(Pty) Ltd.

Botha, a former Junior Springbok captain as well, has extended his contract
till October 2017. His leadership qualities, both on and off the field, together
with his hard running and phenomenal work ethic will make him a real asset to
the team going forward.”

The BBC High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, confirmed a number
of players signing on and confirmed the signing of flanker Nick de Jager. Formerly
of Maties and Stellenbosch University, De Jager will arrive from Saracens, where
he was playing the last two years.

“De Jager has signed a contract till the end of Vodacom Super Rugby next
year,” Janse van Rensburg confirmed.

“We are also delighted at the list of youngsters that have opted to further
their careers at Loftus. Jaco Visagie, Janus Kirsten and Nqoba Mxoli all showed
their true worth against the Canon Eagles in Japan, and will certainly add tremendous
value to our structures going forward.

“Matthys Basson, Duncan Matthews and Kobus Marais have also shown an
amazing temperament and hunger to take the next step into senior rugby.”

The extensions are:

Arno Botha (October 2017)

Jaco Visagie (October 2017)

Jannes Kirsten (October 2017)

Matthys Basson (October 2017)

Nqoba Mxoli (October 2017)

Duncan Matthews (October 2018)

Kobus Marais (October 2016)

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